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Kresge Foundation announces awardees of new grantmaking initiative in Memphis

June 14, 2017

The Kresge Foundation announced today that 10 organizations will receive a total of $1.3 million in grant support to boost opportunity for residents of Memphis.  “Today marks a significant acceleration of Kresge’s commitment to Memphis,” said Chantel Rush, program officer with the American Cities Practice, who helped oversee the grantee…

Unique partnership seeks to create greener, cleaner, healthier West Atlanta

February 26, 2020

In Atlanta, one inch of rainfall can generate as much as 640 million gallons of stormwater runoff. When rain falls in natural, undeveloped areas, water is absorbed and filtered by soil and plants. But when a city is covered by streets, sidewalks and parking lots, that water may not soak…

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Food, culture, entrepreneurship on the menu at community-led Mercado Esperanza

October 29, 2019

In Spanish, the word esperanza translates to “hope” in English. In New Brunswick, New Jersey, the residents of the Esperanza neighborhood aren’t just hoping for better housing, education and access to healthy food, they are stepping up as civic leaders, making their voices heard and creating changes in their community.…

Kresge president tells NEA conference arts are key to community development

December 14, 2016

Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson discussed the role of arts and culture in community development work at a recent conference in Wshington, D.C. that was part of the recent anniversary celebration of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The keynote address “Why the Arts Must be at the…

Kresge Senior Fellow Carol Coletta to continue transformation of Memphis riverfront

August 1, 2019

Senior Fellow Carol Coletta – who has been serving as a loaned executive from the Kresge Foundation to the Memphis River Parks Partnership as that organization’s CEO and president since March of 2018 – will be transitioning from Kresge to further advance the reimagination of Memphis’ riverfront. During her tenure…

The Saving Power of Community Creativity

July 15, 2021

As communities begin shifting from COVID-19 immediate response efforts to long-term recovery, now is the time to recognize the true value that arts, culture and Creative Placemaking organizations bring to community revitalization. In a report from the Center for Community Progress and Metris Arts Consulting titled The Saving Power of Community Creativity, community leaders who…

‘101 Ways to Save the Planet’ podcast featuring Stacey Barbas

November 10, 2020

In an episode of the podcast “101 Ways to Save the Planet” Stacey Barbas, senior program officer for health at The Kresge Foundation, talks about the foundation’s Fresh, Local & Equitable initiative (FreshLo). FreshLo seeks to improve access to healthy food, ignite entrepreneurship, spur economic development and integrate arts, culture and community-engaged…

Kresge awards record $2.4 million to 25 community projects across Detroit

June 5, 2019

The Kresge Foundation today announced a record $2.4 million in grants to 25 nonprofit community organization across the foundation’s hometown through its Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit initiative (KIP:D). “More and more nonprofits – large and small, longstanding and relatively new – are engaging with residents to propose projects that can…

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